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Thursday Round-Up: DeeJay Dallas Gets The 'Player Spotlight' On 710 ESPN's "Bob, Dave & Moore"

The rookie running back discusses getting his first start, playing in a Russell Wilson-led offense, and his thoughts on fantasy football.


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Thursday, November 12 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

Rookie RB DeeJay Dallas Joins 710 ESPN's 'Bob, Dave & Moore'

With injuries to the Seahawks' top three running backs in Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde and Travis Homer, 2020 fourth-round draft pick DeeJay Dallas has been thrust into a much bigger role than expected for the league's highest scoring offense over the past two games.

A player that coach Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson have raved about dating back to August, the rookie has mostly fared well while learning on the fly, totaling 97 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns in two games against the San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills.

This week, the University of Miami product talked with 'Bob, Dave and Moore' on 710 ESPN Radio about his performance against the Bills, playing in an offense led by Wilson, and more. Here are some highlights:

On the league's highest-scoring offense:

"We have a great, great leader at the helm — in coach Carroll, in coach Schotty and Russ. I attribute the points scored to the playcalling and just Russ being who he is, and our players making plays."

On the differences — or similarities — between himself and fellow Miami Hurricane Travis Homer:

"Travis is probably a little bit faster than I am. But I don't know — I come from playing receiver and Travis has played running back, so that's really our big difference. Just me being able to split out a little bit more than he does. But we're really [one] in the same, I feel like."

On how long it takes him to find his rhythm in a game:

"With my first start being the 49ers game, I was just kind of trying to find my way. But I learned a lot from that game, I learned a lot about myself from that game. Come this past Sunday, I really just tried to hone in on getting that first carry and setting the tone and setting the pace of the game, versus taking the blows and letting the defense set the pace … That first carry I told myself and I told my fianceé, 'Listen, the first carry I get, I'm going to try to punish whoever the defender is in front of me,' and that's how I tried to start the game.

"So I feel like I don't need too many carries, I just need that one to set the tone and from there, well, whatever happens, happens."

On fantasy football:

"I used to play fantasy football. My uncle is big on fantasy football. I mean, he told me I had a good score two weeks in a row, so I don't know. I hope I can make some fans happy with my fantasy score but other than that, I really don't play fantasy."

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